Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2020 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC Etc

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  • Apr 4, 2018
  • 1 Construction of 10 New PHWR [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    In a major decision to fast track India’s domestic nuclear power programme, union cabinet approved construction of 10 units of indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) of 700 MW each.

    • Flagship “Make in India” proj

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  • 2 UGC Makes PhD Mandatory for Post of Associate Professor [ NTA NET-JRF Upd. ]

    The University Grants Commission (UGC) provided regulations on minimum qualification for appointment of teachers and other staff in universities and colleges. Ph. D. mandatory for Assistant Professors in universities, for colleges NET/SET/SLET is sufficient.

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  • 3 🌟 Which NPA Schemes are Scrapped by RBI? RBI Orders Overhaul of Bank NPA Cleanup (Important) [ Economy ]

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced overhaul of the stressed asset resolution framework by immediately withdrawing existing schemes and asking lenders to resolve defaults within 180 days.

    Key Points in RBI Feb 2018 Order

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  • 4 🌟 What is NITI’S Health Index? Kerala Tops NITI Aayog’S Health Index (Important) [ Health, Country/State Ranks/Indices ]

    Kerala topped the list of larger states in Niti Aayog’s overall health performance in ‘performance in health outcome index’ based on health indicators. Punjab and Tamil Nadu ranked second and third among 21 large states.

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  • 5 📹 Expected Questions on Environment 2018 - IAS / NET (Part 1) - (Set 1) [ Environment/Ecology ]

    Gobar Dhan Yojana Converting Cattle Dung into Clean Fuel - Scheme to convert cattle dung into biogas & bio-fertilizers, One of many agricultural focused announcements made in budget 2018 – better hygiene & ODF.

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  • Apr 3, 2018
  • 1 What is National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS & Sexually Transmitted Infection: Eliminating AIDS [ Health ]

    Government of India has launched the seven year National Strategic Plan on HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) 017 - 24. There has been a 66 % decline in the estimated number of annual new HIV infections in the country from 2000 to 2015, against the global average o

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  • 2 Mukhya Mantri Anila Bhagya Yojane of Karnataka Government [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas asked Karnataka Government to implement Mukhya Mantri Anila Bhagya Yojane (MMABY) as a complementary Scheme of PMUY. The ministry also asked the Karnataka Government to follow the procedure of implementing the Scheme through Oil Marketin

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  • 3 President Inaugurates Mahamastak Abhisheka Mahotsav 2018 [ All Upd. ]

    The Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav 2018 of Gommateshwara Bhagwan Sri Bahubali Swami at Shravanabelagola was inaugurated. The monolith statue is a classic example of India’s rich culture, architecture, artistry and workmanship.

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  • 4 Mahamastak Abhisheka Mahotsav 2018: Inagurated by President [ Culture ]

    The Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsav 2018 of Gommateshwara Bhagwan Sri Bahubali Swami at Shravanabelagola was inaugurated. The monolith statue is a classic example of India’s rich culture, architecture, artistry and workmanship.

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  • 5 Bills to Improve International Relations [ International Relations/Organizations, Bills ]

    The Union cabinet approved following bills for international cooperation in different sectors- India-Morocco Cooperation Agreement in Railway Sector, Agreement between India and Israel on Film Co-production, Signing of India-Australia Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) for Secondm

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  • Apr 2, 2018
  • 1 Simplified Proforma for Incorporating a Company Electronically [ Economy, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Corporate Affairs notified a new e-form called Simplified Proforma for Incorporating Company Electronically (SPICe) for providing speedy incorporation similar to international best practices.

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  • 2 🌟 Summary of Health Initiatives: New Policies for Health Sector (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    The Government formulated the National Health Policy, 2017 to attain highest level of good health and well-being through preventive and promotive health care across all policies. It also aims universal access to good health care without financial hardship.

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  • 3 🌟 Measures Boosting Cadaver Donation Programme (Important) [ Policy/Governance, Health ]

    The Government is implementing the National Organ Transplant Programme (NOTP) to promote organ donation across the country. Growth in the transplants can be observed from the table below:

    Table contain shows the Growth in the transplants

    Table contain shows the Growth in the transplants

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  • 4 📹 Expected Questions for GK – AIIMS 2018 (Part - 1) [ AIIMS Upd. ]

    Metallic Hydrogen created - Made by applying almost five million atmospheres of pressure to liquid hydrogen, 1st time hydrogen existed in metallic state, Can act as superconductor and revolutionize rocketry.

    NCERT Lectures Study Material for Competitive Exams-Updated for 2018 -

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  • 5 📹 Expected Questions for GK – AIIMS 2018 (Part - 2) [ AIIMS Upd. ]

    Prof. Yashpal - Indian scientist, educator and educationist, Known for his contributions to the study of cosmic rays, Chairman of UGC from 1986 to 1991, Made Marconi Fellow in 1980 for his work at the Space Applications Centre in Ahmedabad.

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  • Apr 1, 2018
  • 1 🌟 What is Central Consumer Protection Authority? Provisions in Consumer Protection Bill (Important) [ Economy, Bills ]

    The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 was introduced by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food, and Public Distribution on January 5,2018 to replace the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. A Consumer Protection Bill was first introduced in 2015, but was withdrawn post the introduction of

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  • 2 📹 Yojana March 2018 Summary : Union Budget – (Part - 2) [ Yojana ]

    👌 📝 Farm Productivity to Income Inclusiveness - The emphasis is laid on income rather than production alone, input intensive agriculture has transferred a food deficit nation into food surplus and net exporter.

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  • 3 📹 Yojana March 2018 Summary : Union Budget – (Part - 3) [ Yojana ]

    Inter-Sectoral Issues - More airports will reduce the catchment per airport, reducing frequency of service and thus putting the overall viability in question. For example, Hubbali and Belagavi, less than 100 km apart (takes less than 2 hours by road) with excellent road connectiv

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  • 4 📹 Yojana March 2018 Summary: Union Budget 2018-19 (Part - 1) [ Yojana ]

    Taking the Economy Forward - The main focus of budget is on spending more money on agriculture and rural economy which is a part of doubling the income of farmers by 2022. There is an increase in the budget allocation for rural livelihood programs.

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  • Mar 31, 2018
  • 1 🌟 Rashtrapati Bhavan Hosts Nobel Laureates Seminar Nobel Participants & Indian Laureates (Important) [ Education, Science/Technology, Awards ]

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan on February 5, 2018, hosted a one-day Nobel Laureates Seminar organized by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India in association with the Nobel Foundation.

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  • 2 🌟 Digital Gender Atlas (Important) [ Policy/Governance ]

    Digital Gender Atlas has been developed to identify the low performing geographic pockets for girls, particularly from marginalised groups such as scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, and Muslim minorities, on specific gender related education indicators.

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  • 3 📹 Kurukshetra March 2018 Summary: Budget - (Part - 1) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Citizen Centric Rural Growth - Higher Finance Commission grant and larger state share in PMGSY and PMAY (G) was available for programs of Department of Rural Development (DoRD) during 2017 - 18—almost 3 times the funds available in 2012 - 13.

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  • 4 📹 Kurukshetra March 2018 Summary: Budget - (Part - 2) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Ayushman Bharat: Making Rural Health UniversalAyushman Bharat Program—potential game changer for Indian health care system. National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) —newly proposed—targets a broader base of vulnerable and deprived population—designed to fulfill the legitimate ex

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  • 5 📹 Kurukshetra March 2018 Summary: Budget - (Part - 3) [ Kurukshetra ]

    Gender Budget Allocation for financial year 2018 - 19 is Rs. 121,961 crores. Increased allocation of budget for women will help in addressing the socio-economic and health needs for women. Expansion of budget allocation will empower women in all dimensions.

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  • Mar 30, 2018
  • 1 Mumbai International Film Festival 2018 to Honour Shyam Benegal [ Awards ]

    Eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal has been honoured with the V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award of the Mumbai International Film Festival in the field of Documentary, Shorts & Animation Films.

    Facts About 15Th Mumbai International

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  • 2 CRISIL, SIDBI Launch India’S First MSE Sentiment Index [ Economy ]

    CriSidEx, India’s first sentiment index for micro and small enterprises (MSEs) developed jointly by ratings agency CRISIL and SIDBI (Small industries Development Bank of India) was launched.

    What is CriSidEx?

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  • 3 🌟 ‘Exam Warriors’, PM Narendra Modi’S Book for Students (Important) [ Education, Personalities ]

    Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister and External Affairs Minister (EAM) launched ‘Exam Warriors’, a book written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for students to help spread smiles during examinations, viewing them as occasions to celebrate learning with festive joy. The bo

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  • 4 President Opens Rashtrapati Bhavan’S Annual ‘Udyanotsav’ [ Culture ]

    Mughal gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan opened for the public after the inauguration by President Ram Nath Kovind on 5th Feb from February 6 to March 9. Visitors will also would be able to see other gardens including the Circular, Spiritual, Herbal, Bonsai, Tactile, and Musical

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  • 5 Goa: New Project to Control Pollution in Sal River [ Environment/Ecology, Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has sanctioned a new project to control pollution in River Sal at Navelim town in Goa. Project will be implemented under the National River Conservation Plan at the cost of Rs. 61.74 crore, with the Centre and the S

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  • Mar 29, 2018
  • 1 🌟 TRAPPIST-1 May Have Water-Rich Planets (Important) [ Science/Technology, Space/ISRO ]

    Planets around the faint red star TRAPPIST-1,40 light-years from Earth, may host significant amounts of water. The shifts of TRAPPIST-1 planets depend on the planets’ masses, their distances, and other orbital parameters.

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